Managing China’s fisheries

A modeling study suggests that the removal of large predatory fish in the East China Sea may have allowed small prey fish production and fish catches to increase in the late 1990s and remain high in the 21st century, and predicts that single-species management would decrease local catches by reversing these ecosystem effects, suggesting a need to incorporate the effects of recovering predatory fish populations on prey species in ecosystems with predator removal. - Read at PNAS.org

Article #16-12722: “High fishery catches through trophic cascades in China,” by Cody S. Szuwalski, Matthew G. Burgess, Christopher Costello, and Steven D. Gaines.